Solo: "Knowing You" sung by Linda Tamburri
What does it mean to be "pure in heart?" Does it mean perfection? Is it attainable? Or does this Beatitude just cause us frustration at our own "imperfection" and "impurity"? Today we discuss how "purity of heart" is really about our "single-mindedness" when it comes to life in the Kingdom of God. As Soren Kierkegaard wrote: "Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing." A pure hearted person is one who has focused their whole life, their whole being upon Jesus Christ and his kingdom. A pure hearted person is not divided or distracted. A pure hearted person has also learned to turn away from any idols that may distract us from our one and only goal: to live a life under Christ's loving rule. Join us this Sunday as we explore the sixth Beatitude: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."
Canon Robert Hurkmans was the priest at St. James and St. Brendan from 2006 to 2018.